Published: 10-22-2023 | Category: Troop F
TROOP F NEWS RELEASE
October 22, 2023
Farmerville Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash, Impairment Suspected
Union Parish – On Sunday, October 22, 2023, shortly before 1:00 a.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on North Spillway Road near Wildwood Drive. The crash claimed the life of 21-year-old John Jones of Farmerville.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Jones, was traveling north on North Spillway Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Chevrolet exited the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned.
Jones, who was unrestrained, was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Impairment is a suspected factor in this crash. Routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive impaired, fatigued, or distracted. Follow all traffic laws and always ensure every occupant is properly restrained. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.
In 2023, Troop F has investigated 33 fatal crashes, resulting in 41 deaths.
TFC Ryan Davis
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
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